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Mels Drive-In

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American, Coffee Shop
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8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
1-310-854-7200
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7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 14
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food & service

Just like being in "Happy Days" show. Many choices on the menu and the prices are reasonable for the location. We recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Brian N
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Dewitt
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Just like being in "Happy Days" show. Many choices on the menu and the prices are reasonable for the location. We recommend it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great place for an all American Bite to eat. Good selection and the kids menu is great - A fun place to visit in LA

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved this place so much so went for breakfast here on both days on a recent trip to LA. They have the biggest most diverse breakfast menu everything you can think of and more they've got it!! Great breakfasts both days, delicious milkshakes and they also catered for people who are trying their very best to be healthy!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The portions were not great, considering the price. The food was ok but nothing special. Given the tons of choices and options available, I would skip this place.

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Cleveland East Suburbs, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is cute, kitschy place with a good food and attentive service. I had a great salad, and my wife liked her sandwich. The prices were about what you expect in that area for what you get. We had a 10% coupon but were going there before we got it so that was bonus.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Mels on Sunset is essentially a diner or in other words a restaurant which is open 24 hrs. Perfect for breakfast and lunch, it also serves brunch and dinner. Food is classic american (sandwiches, eggs, pancakes, hamburgers and salads). I particularly like the location, with outdoor tables right on the Strip and the freshly squeezed oj, which is getting harder... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

we were here 3 mornings. you have a lot of possibilities. food quality was great, waiter/waitress friendly, the whole location is typical american style, like you know from movies. food service is fast! we waited not longer than 10 minutes. recommend this place to other tourists, for this area the prices are more than fair.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I took a walk down the Sunset Strip from my hotel and stumbled upon Mel's Drive-In, looking not too different from how it must have looked upon opening many years ago. I have a warm place in my heart for vintage places like this, and Mel's did not disappoint. The interior was spotless and had been kept in good condition... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

True Americana, a slice of it will never wear out its welcome. Fantastic and yummy. Go get your burger, shake and fries fix.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

great diner set out in the traditional american diner style with the same traditional waitresses, the food was good quality and great service the price was reasonable for area.

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Additional Information about Mels Drive-In

Address: 8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone Number: 1-310-854-7200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 1-310-854-7200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?